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Police say they plan to focus on downtown traffic issues


April 17, 2019

Sweet Home Police Department will spend time in the upcoming months addressing traffic issues in the downtown area, and next year’s budget will include funding for four new automated speed monitoring devices and reader boards.

City staff and council members have heard several complaints about downtown traffic in recent months, said City Manager Ray Towry during the City Council’s regular meeting on March 12.

The Police Department has been gathering data, and it has secured grant funding for several traffic enforcement efforts, said Sgt. Jason Van Eck. The data gathering was hindered...

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